Skull Crack Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Skull Crack Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsville, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
958 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

Great hike along Causey Reservoir Trail Skull crack Trail on the North shore of Causey reservoir is a beautiful hiking trail winding its way from the North parking area to the furthermost reaches of the Eastern arm of the lake . The trail rises gently to about 700 feet above the lake then returns to lake level. This trail is popular among hikers. Bikers. Horses riders and fishermen and all others who love a good hike and a beautiful view. During the summer the lake turn an awesome aqua green due to the minerals found in the water. The lake is also a popular spot for canoes, and kayaks. This trail is very popular during spring summer and fall but has also been known to attract a few winter snowshoers . So what ever your pleasure you will find it at Skull Crack and Causey Reservoir.

12 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! We ended up turning back before completing the trail as my 10 year old son was feeling anxious over the dropoffs. I'll be heading back up sans children to complete.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Great hike around Causey reservoir with great views. It was a holiday weekend so a bit busy on the trail but manageable. We took our dog and there were lots of other dogs. I'll do it again in the fall to watch the salmon spawn.

hiking
27 days ago

It was a lot of fun and beautiful!

1 month ago

Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Super fun trail for snowshoeing! The snow was great and the views were awesome!

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

It's a great trail to hike. Did it with the family. Just make sure your kids a surefooted when hiking because of some drop offs along the way.

hiking
8 months ago

The hike alone was beautiful but seeing the kokanee in spawn really topped it off

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The best trails always have a gift at the end whether it's a gorgeous view or a chance to see the salmon swim up river. It was amazing!

horseback riding
10 months ago

VERY GOOD HIKING TRAIL. Would NEVER again bring horses on it again though. The trail is a little narrow with a very steep drop off many feet down, into the lake below. I had a friend who's horse fell off the trail, into the water and drown. Very terrible and I would not want that to happen to anyone.

hiking
11 months ago

horseback riding
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Horse Friends - Do not attempt to take trailer up without scouting in car first to know what trailer parking is like. There is no trailer parking. Just parking on roadway. On a typical Saturday that entire roadway is packed with parked cars so road is one lane only. Turn around is tight and requires backing. Family's with kids, dogs, bikes, canoes, tents, etc at trailhead.

Moderate to hard trail with some hill climb, all single track, 30% of trail is rocky.

That said, the views are magnificent and a great place to take a swim with the horses after the ride!

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

great family hike, not too busy.

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nice, easy trail with beautiful scenery. Great for anyone. If you take kids on this trail just watch them as the trail is high above Causey Reservoir and it is a long way down on the North side of the trail. There are a couple of campsites at the end of the trail where the stream flows into the reservoir. I know some people backpack in or kayak to this point for camping.